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  1. Treating Childhood Hearing Loss

    Nov. 5, 2001 -- We may think of vision as our most important sense, and the worst one to lose. But hearing loss, especially early in life, can be far more devastating because it can profoundly affect a child's speech and language ability. Fortunately, new technology allows us not only to diagnose he

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  2. Who's Watching Our Teens?

    Oct. 29, 2001 -- It's 5:30 PM: Do you know where your teenagers are? No? In that case they may be more likely to take a joyride in your spare car, raid your liquor cabinet, fall in with the wrong crowd, or even become a crime victim in an unsafe part of town. With dual-income and single-parent famil

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  3. Preparing for Parenthood With Yoga.

    Oct. 22, 2001 -- When fitness runner Frances Hall was pregnant, she wanted to find a more gentle exercise. "I have always been active and didn't want to stop when I got pregnant," says the 30-year-old mother. "But running got to be too hard on my body and on my belly. After trying out a couple of ot

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  4. What Makes Kids Intelligent?

    Oct. 15, 2001 -- How can we make our children smarter? A tough question, since some kids are book smart while others are street smart. Some build towering block skyscrapers while others paint word pictures in poetry and prose. Some win the school election while others know just what to say to make y

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  5. The Truth About Weight-Loss Pills

    Oct. 15, 2001 -- Anyone who has watched TV after midnight has heard the claims. Eat all you want, never exercise, and still lose weight with this little pill. Unfortunately, scientific research has not borne out such claims. These products are categorized as dietary supplements, not as drugs. Accord

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  6. How to Have a Smarter Child

    Can you do anything to make your child smarter -- before he or she is born? Some say it's possible. Here's why they think so. Remember the old "nature versus nurture" debate from biology class? In a nutshell, we're stuck with whatever talents nature gives us, but our environment can nurture -- or hi

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  7. Is There a Nurse in the House?

    Sept. 3, 2001 -- WANTED: Nurses with background in mental health, pediatrics, pharmaceuticals, education, public health, and chronic diseases. All applicants must be willing to keep eyes open for potential violent behavior and medication errors. Willingness to work with teachers, parents a MUST. Sou

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  8. Your Baby Wants Body Art

    Aug. 27, 2001 -- Ear piercing was once a rite of passage for girls -- the slumber party, the ice cubes, mom's sewing needle. But it's a new world out there. Hot role models like Britney Spears and the Backstreet Boys are inspiring younger and younger kids to ask their parents for navel rings, tongue

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  9. Back to Basics for Moms-to-Be

    Aug. 20, 2001 -- When I was pregnant with my daughter almost two years ago, I was told about the overwhelming rush of love I would feel toward her -- but nobody warned me about the overwhelming upper back pain that would come along with caring for a newborn 24-7. Like most infants, Josie wanted to b

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  10. School of Hard Knocks

    July 30, 2001 -- "The nail that sticks up gets hammered down," says a proverb from Japan, a nation where conformity to the social norm is prized. In the U.S., we like to think we celebrate the individual and are tolerant of different ideas, cultures, and ways of living. But the mirror we hold up to

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